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West Bengal is known to be an advanced State of
India in the context of Physical, Social and Economic Development, but it
contains within its territory a few backward regions, which reflect the problems
of acute regional disparities. One such region situated along the western fringe
of South-West West Bengal has been termed as Paschimanchal Unnayan Parshad Area
(PUPA). This region has been identified by a high level Committee constituted by
the Govt. of West Bengal at the instance of Development and Planning Department
of the State in 2000-2001.
development of backward areas situated within this region covering 74 blocks of
five districts, Paschimanchal Unnayan Parshad was formed in May, 2000 under
Resolution No. 1409/DP/P/JA/17C-01/2000 dated 18th May,2000 of Developement and
Planning Department, Government of West Bengal. Developmental works were so far
made through the machineries of the district administration.